Who is therapy for?
Wellspring offers professional, confidential and affordable counselling for adults and young people. Counselling is offered to anyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, ethnic or cultural background, and to people of any faith or none.
We are experienced in working with people who are dealing with many different issues including:
- Loss and change
- Eating disorders
- Faith and spirituality
What are the advantages of seeing a therapist?
- You will be heard and understood
- You will not be judged
- You will have time to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficulties
- You can make fundamental and far-reaching changes to your life
Counselling can help you come to terms with past and present experiences, increase in confidence and self-esteem, change unhelpful behaviour, improve communication and set realistic goals.
How many sessions will I have and what does counselling cost?
Counselling can be short, medium or long-term, according to needs. There is no fixed charge for the sessions, but we welcome donations towards our running costs from those who are at all able to contribute. Each hour of counselling that you receive costs us about £47. The more you are able to contribute, the more you will be helping us to continue to offer our services to young people and others who cannot afford to contribute anything.
Are your therapists trained?
We have a team of Associate Counsellors, all of whom are fully trained, and either accredited or working towards accreditation. We also provide placements for counsellors in training, who receive close supervision.
Wellspring has counsellors who are qualified and experienced to integrate a spiritual element into the counselling for those who want it.
What else can you tell me?
Appointments are available during the day or evening and take place at our premises in Starbeck, which are accessible to people with disabilities.
To apply, please contact Wellspring yourself (01423 881 881 or firstname.lastname@example.org), even if counselling has been recommended by someone else such as your GP. We will then arrange to send out our application forms to you by email or by post. The information you give us in these helps us allocate you a counsellor suited to your needs.
Once you have returned the completed forms to us, we will put your name on our waiting list and will contact you as soon as we have a suitable slot available.